Which genetic disorders may result in hyperkalemia (high serum potassium level)?

Updated: Apr 09, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Genetic disorders that can result in hyperkalemia include the following:

  • Glomerulopathy with fibronectin deposits (GFND)
  • Disorders of steroid metabolism and mineralocorticoid receptors [38, 39]
  • Congenital hypoaldosteronism
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism
  • Disorders of chloride homeostasis
  • Nephronophthisis
  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)

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